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    Exclamation where or how do i install freespace 2 on linux?

    well i started out in windows and came along a great game freespace 2. well now it turnes out freespace 2 is a exe file can you please help me install freespace on to linux?

    thanks super61

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    Re: where or how do i install freespace 2 on linux?

    Get the installer from here: http://icculus.org/~ravage/freespace2/

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    Re: where or how do i install freespace 2 on linux?

    I've posted links for everything you need to install freespace2 under linux here (bottom of the post):

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...35&postcount=2

    Good luck ^_^

    ** edit incase you're lazy (repost):

    You can find the data via one of sites listed here: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/ind...c,38195.0.html
    Freespace linux installer (may not work as intended in all cases): http://icculus.org/~ravage/freespace2/
    And a wiki about extracting cd data, compiling/installing and configuring the game: http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index..._open_on_Linux

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    Re: where or how do i install freespace 2 on linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by cogadh View Post
    Get the installer from here: http://icculus.org/~ravage/freespace2/
    hi i'm the latest member to the forums here...... about that installer is there a way that i could like install it on Ubuntu 8.10/Linux Mint 6 somehow by any chance?

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    Re: where or how do i install freespace 2 on linux?

    Any fan of Freespace 2, who has the original Freespace 2 cd's, should check out a project called "freespace open." The people at Volition made Freespace 2 open source years ago, opening the possibility of added content (such as new campaigns, improved textures for old and new, etc.). The project's homepage is located here: http://www.hard-light.net/

    Poke around to see if it interests you. A detailed installation guide for linux can be found here http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index...on_Linux_Guide Again, please note that installing freespace open requires the original game data found on the cd's.

    *Edit*
    I just clicked on the link in hikaricore's post and it contains all the information I included .
    Last edited by mach-schnell; January 10th, 2009 at 08:27 PM. Reason: sheer stupidity

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    Re: where or how do i install freespace 2 on linux?

    hehe

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    Re: where or how do i install freespace 2 on linux?

    HI, I know it's a old post, but nevertheless I've not succeded yet in installing the game. Please have patience, i'm noob

    I'm using Ubuntu 9.10

    I bought FS2 on GOG, and installed it with Wine in /home/myname/Documents/freespace2

    I lowercase all the filenames

    I downloaded fs2_open-3.6.9.run

    The next step istructions are how to get the files from the CD's... I don't need them, i got the game online (GOG).

    The next step is speaking about running fs2_open...

    I just have NO idea about what to do now... i tried to run the fs2_open-3.6.9.run in the FreeSpace2 directory i've installed the game in, and this is all it's saying:

    Uncompressing Freespace 2 for Linux............................................. ........................................
    /home/loli/.setup4270: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Can anybody help me? Thanks

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    Re: where or how do i install freespace 2 on linux?

    Solved..

    I had to download and install manually the libgtk1.2 and some of the dependencies from the web

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